Ron Moore, who died in late 2020 was a hobbyist instrument maker from East Sussex. In his workshop his family found many instruments in varying states of construction. A large number of them were mountain dulcimers. These mountain dulcimers are based on 1970’s designs with wooden friction tuners and sometimes staple frets. Most need stringing and many need polishing/finishing. Nonsuch has agreed to help find homes for 21 of them. A full list of the instruments and their current location is shown below: (Scroll right/left to view the whole table).

See below images of the front and back of the dulcimers. The numbers are on a white tag on the neck:

Dulcimer 8 completed

Note: Dulcimer no 8 has recently been completed by a member and is now available for adoption. See the last slide above for a photo.

Ron’s family have asked for the following in return for adopting one of these instruments:

  • Donation by the new owner to one or more charities. The family have suggested the following charities: RSPCA, The Dogs Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support, or a charity helping people with sight problems such as Sightsavers or the RNIB, as well as Nonsuch Dulcimer Club. Nonsuch think a total donation of at least £50 would be suitable.
  • Provide feedback via Nonsuch as to what you have done with the instrument, including photos and videos where possible.

To enquire about a particular dulcimer or to see the dulcimers at a particular location, please fill in this form:

Enquiry Form

After You’ve Adopted a Dulcimer

Please fill in this form when you collect your Ron Moore Dulcimer.

If you are making a donation to Nonsuch Dulcimer Club and pay UK Tax, you can fill in a gift aid form here.